All posts tagged "featured"

  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the State 3,200 meter run Saturday at Shippensburg University. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lefever claims sixth place in State 3,200

    By Todd Ruth Admittedly, Ephrata’s Zach Lefever was feeling huge nerves heading into his debut in the 3,200 at the State Track Meet Saturday in Shippensburg. But in the end, he looked like a seasoned vet. The...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer heaves the shot put during her gold medal performance at States. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Golden finale

     Stauffer completes career by winning State shot put title Emily Stauffer has finally reached the top of the mountain. The Cocalico senior who has been among the top throwers in the state for her entire high school career,...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s senior libero Larry Rupp (left) completes the dig with teammates Spencer Linton (22), Nick Farlow and Alex Modrzecki (11) preparing for action during Monday’s 3-1 victory over Governor Mifflin. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis

    Also punch ticket to States for first time In a season of firsts, the Ephrata Mounts qualified for the PIAA State Volleyball Tournament for the first time in program history on Monday night at Garden Spot High...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Typically held on the third Saturday of month at The Whistle Stop, The Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market is on hiatus in 2016. Photo by Patrick Burns.
    Ephrata Merchants Association replaced by The Ephrata Alliance

    Monthly open-air market on hiatus in 2016. Many events will continue, run by new groups. By Patrick Burns For the first time since 2013, the Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market no longer buzzes on the third...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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    Ephrata’s 121st graduation will be its first live-streamed

    Ceremony set for June 2 at War Memorial The Ephrata Area School District announced this week that next week’s graduation ceremony, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday June 2 at War Memorial Field (weather permitting), will be streamed...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Shown from (left to right) are: Parke Lesher (son-in-law), Sharon Lesher (daughter), Irma Schlott, Sandy Schlott (daughter-in-law), and Walt Schlott (son)
    Ephrata woman celebrates 104th birthday; says ‘live a clean life’

    Irma Schlott is quite an amazing lady. She recently celebrated her 104th birthday, May 18, at Ephrata Manor with friends, family and Ephrata Manor staff singing Happy Birthday as she entered the room. With a beautiful smile...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • The cross in the grove behind Peace United Church of Christ in East Cocalico Township will be the site of the new Adamstown non-denominational Memorial Day remembrance Monday morning. Photo courtesy Peace United Church of Christ.
    Amvets plan Ephrata Memorial Day program

    In a joint effort between the American Legion Post No. 429, BPO Elks Lodge No. 1933, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3376 and the Amvets Post No. 136, a Memorial Day program will be held beginning...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Photo by Captured Memories Photography Don't come home to this secret. This is a staged photo based on everyday addiction scenarios.
    Secrets of addiction: What you didn’t know

    “Secrets of Addiction” is the fourth feature in a monthly series on the addiction crisis that our society is facing. The series is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premiere 160-bed...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s R.J. Crossgrove (left to right), Trey Farlow and Hunter Lehman go up for the block attempt on Warwick’s Bailey Garman during Friday’s L-L Quarterfinals match in Ephrata. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Penn Manor derails Mounts’ finals quest

    The top three teams in the PIAA District Three Boys’ volleyball power rankings were on the court Monday night in the Lancaster-Lebanon League semifinals at Garden Spot High School. Unfortunately for third-ranked Ephrata, the opponent was number...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Mark Njenga captured the gold medal in the triple jump Saturday at the L-L League Meet. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Njenga jumps to L-L gold

    In the eyes of Head Coach John Keller, Ephrata was solid in some areas, not as strong in others at the Lancaster-Lebanon Meet this past weekend at Hempfield High School. Ephrata, which generally is battling it out...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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